[photo by Pete Duvall]
In the wake of their acclaimed ninth studio album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora – released earlier this year via Southern Lord – Washington, DC-based metal outfit DARKEST HOUR is preparing to embark on a new wave of East Coast tour dates in support of the record.
Following the first leg of the tour earlier this year with Ringworm, Rotten Sound, Tombs, and Rivers Of Nihil, the Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora Tour Part II begins next Friday, July 14th, and runs through July 23rd. The routing takes DARKEST HOUR, along with support acts Havok and Jesus Piece, through Washington, Clifton, Virginia Beach, Spartanburg, Orlando, Margate, Tampa, Atlanta, and Fayetteville. Find the tour dates and ticket links below.
DARKEST HOUR’s Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is out now on CD, black vinyl LP, picture disc LP, and all digital platforms via Southern Lord; find ordering options at the label’s webstore HERE, and via Bandcamp HERE.
DARKEST HOUR Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora Tour Part II w/ Havok, Jesus Piece:
7/14/2017 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC [info] (no Jesus Piece)
7/15/2017 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ [info]
7/16/2017 Shaka’s – Virginia Beach, VA [info]
7/18/2017 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC [info]
7/19/2017 Backbooth – Orlando, FL [info]
7/20/2017 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL [info]
7/21/2017 Crowbar – Tampa, FL [info]
7/22/2017 Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA [info]
7/23/2017 Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC [info]
Since their inception twenty-one years ago, DARKEST HOUR has released eight studio full-lengths via eleven different record labels, has appeared in major motion pictures and US television shows, video games, and has toured the world extensively covering six of the seven continents. A bastard child born of the mid-1990s, DARKEST HOUR combines the passion, energy, and soul of punk and hardcore with the style, speed, vengeance, and fury of melodic speed, thrash and death metal. The band has helped defined the entire New Wave Of American Metal sound — blending the raw, hardcore punk of the ‘80s, with the Scandinavian death metal of the ‘90s – forging a sound that would later become the template for modern metal.
While many of their contemporaries have decided to hang it up, DARKEST HOUR is still charging ahead with invigorated spirit. In 2016, the same rabid fan base that helped propel the band into the national spotlight helped push them to reach another milestone by crowd funding their ninth LP, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora. The band then partnered with California based Southern Lord Records to help complete the release and distribution of this fan fueled release. Produced by underground legend Kurt Ballou (Converge) at his Godcity complex, and drawing from the band’s extensive performing experience, this album helps solidify DARKEST HOUR’s legacy as a major metal powerhouse. Raw as all hell, musically complex, melodic, yet cutting with razor blade precision, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is fierce and hungry for blood.